2020 Mid Year Update
by Katrina Hoyle on 06/29/20
I am Katrina Hoyle and I own and operate Hoyle's Son-Shine Artisan Works and Hoyle's Son-Shine Greenhouse and More. My husband Randy is my maintenance man and right hand man. We have been a husband and wife team for almost 37 years and still going strong. Loving and Living Life under the leadership, guidance and direction of our Heavenly Father. God Is Good.
I have enjoyed the art of crochet since learning this craft when I was about 7 years old. It was just a hobby for a long time. Then it became more of a passion in my teenage years and that is when I decided that I also wanted to learn to sew leisurely.
I started my business in 2007 with a small greenhouse in which I raised vegetable plants and house plants. I have expanded my operation multiple times since then.
During the winter of 2007 I learned to make Glycerin Soaps and Aloe Vera based Hand Balms.
During the winter of 2008 I picked up my crochet and sewing interest again and decided to add theses opportunities into my business endeavor.
In October of 2012 I applied for my Home Processor Certification for cooking and baking. This has been an exciting new venue which has come to include many different items such as Sourdough Bread, Jams and Jellies, Salsa, Cakes, Cookies, Pies, Pimento Cheese and many other seasonal treats.
I closed my Greenhouse as of 2015 in order to keep up with the Baking, Sewing, Crochet and Soap Making. And to be able to provide the consistent quality customer service that our customers have come to expect from The Hoyle's.
In March of 2020 along came Covid19. Our Spring Events were cancelling and the need for mask were growing by the day. I had a new sewing machine that I had gotten two years prior but had not gotten it broken in. I decided that this was a perfect opportunity to tackle this learning curve. I knew the Lord was providing me a new avenue for the business. So I jumped into learning the new sewing machine and a new pattern.
I enlisted the help of a Dear Friend Mrs. Sue Hyde to help me in this project and later another Friend Mrs. Libby Bloomfield. We tackled making mask and we began providing them to the public. We did not sell them at first, we were just accepting a donation to cover expenses and restocking. We worked together on this project consistently for the months of March and April. Running a waiting list which was sometimes 8-10 days out. During these two months we produced over 500 masks and are still continuing to produce more daily.
As it came time for The Marion Tailgate Market to open for the 2020 Season on May 5th, we transitioned from Crisis Mode back to Standard Operating Procedures.
We now provide our mask products for sale at the Marion Tailgate Market every Tuesday from 3 pm until 6 pm. Latest totals for mask making bring our endeavor to over 1200 as of the date of this blog post. What a Blessing and Opportunity the Lord provided during a crisis situation.
We are providing our other items at The Market weekly. We set out a delicious spread of baked goods every Tuesday. Plus our Glycerin Soaps and Hand Balms and Hand Stitchery.
NEW ITEM NOW AVAILABLE...
We now provide a Conditioning Hand Sanitizer that we added into our inventory in June 2020. It is a special blend which is more beneficial to your hands along with the germicidal benefits. We provide 3 different sizes.
We take Special Orders on baked goods, crochet items as well as our Glycerin Soaps and Hand Balms.
I would like to invite you to come out and meet my husband Randy and myself and check out our inventory at Hoyle's Son-Shine Artisan Works.